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What Constitutes a Plumbing Emergency?

You may think that any plumbing problem you have in your home is an emergency. We get it, when something happens you definitely want to fix it sooner rather than later. There are some plumbing problems that are true emergencies and others that can wait a little longer to be addressed. 

If you have a plumbing emergency in Maple Grove, MN, our team can help. We offer emergency plumbing services around the clock and can come to your house whenever you need us, no matter how big or small your problem is. You can keep reading to learn more about what constitutes a plumbing emergency and what plumbing problems can probably wait until tomorrow. 

Plumbing Emergencies

When you have a plumbing emergency, it’s a problem that absolutely cannot be put off. Whatever the problem is, there is no way for you to put a bandage on the problem temporarily. You may have a leak that you cannot stop or a leak that is causing damage to your home. Maybe your septic tank needs to be pumped because it is backing up into the drain lines of your home. 

Another worrisome problem is if you suddenly develop clogs in multiple drains of your home. Having a clog in a single drain is concerning, but it usually indicates that something is wrong with that single drain. If you have clogs in drains throughout your entire home, there may be a clog somewhere deeper in your home’s plumbing system. Deeper clogs are bigger problems because they are more difficult to reach and fix.

It’s also a big problem if you suddenly lose your water supply. If you turn on your faucets and nothing happens, check with your water company first. Find out if there is a problem with the water supply in your area. Sometimes they will post notices on their websites or phone lines alerting locals to a water shut-off due to repairs or maintenance. If this isn’t the reason for water loss at your home, give us a call. We can help you get to the root of the problem and restore water service to your home.

Plumbing Non-emergencies

Some plumbing problems are alarming, but there are ways that you can address them without paying for emergency service. After all, paying for overnight or after-hours plumbing service often comes at a premium. You have to pay more than you would for a standard plumbing service. A plumbing nonemergency may be a slow leak that you can put a bucket under. The leak may be dripping, but not flooding your home with water.

Another example is losing water pressure or noticing that your home’s water looks rusty or dirty. Sure, you may not be able to do a load of laundry and wash the dishes, and you have to drink bottled water instead of tap water. But it’s still a problem that you can wait until tomorrow to address. 

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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